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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 13 votes out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14.98
  • Total Downloads:
    389,163
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 11, 2017
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial, watermark on output); $29.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    115.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    346
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #35 in PDF Software

Editors' Review

PDF Printer Driver combines an efficient PDF printing utility with enterprise-level features, like document conversion in a real GUI. Tutorials, technical support, and numerous setup options make it a good choice for businesses and advanced users.

Pros

Main interface: Basic but efficient, PDF Printer Driver's primary layout is enhanced by a toolbar accessing General Settings and Conversion Profiles, as well as Email, SharePoint, OCR, Agent Printers, and Barcode.

Printing Preferences: Default setup enables all Printing Preferences tabs, including business-oriented features like Bates Numbering, Redirect Printing, OCR, and Watermark, but you can exclude any unneeded tabs for efficiency and an uncluttered look.

Conversion Profiles: Creating custom Conversion Profiles for specific document types makes things easy on employees and other users.

SharePoint: Optional Microsoft SharePoint Integration includes server settings, silent uploading, and secure connections.

Cons

Not free: As enterprise software, PDF Printer Driver is extremely inexpensive, but individuals might balk at paying for functionality they don't need, especially with many free alternatives available.

Bottom Line

PDF Printer Driver addresses the shortcomings of driver-style print tools, starting with the one that confuses the most users -- the lack of a proper interface. While most users may not need features like OCR or SharePoint compatibility, they're most welcome where they're most needed.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of PDF Printer Driver 14.20.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 14.98
Version 14.98 includes the following improvements:
  • Added hOCR output format to OCR
  • Added option to generate OCR output in memory
  • The printer name, job ID and document name parameters are passed to every message capture event
  • Added option to Text Extraction that allows detecting space characters inside text records
  • Stability improvement for Text Extraction for documents containing Arabic text and numbers
  • Added INI file option to turn off the file access check when appending using the save as dialog
  • Stability improvement for handling locked files in the Printer Driver installer
  • Minor user interface improvements for Printer Driver Server installer
  • Stability improvement for Photo Quality (dithering) preview on the Printing Preferences File Formats tab in the TIFF/Monochrome Printer Drivers
  • Updated elicense.dll to version 5.10.199
  • Made some error messages clearer
  • Updated BiOCR.dll to version 12.57.589
  • Updated manuals
General
Publisher Black Ice Software
Publisher web site http://www.blackice.com/
Release Date October 11, 2017
Date Added October 11, 2017
Version 14.98
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 115.53MB
File Name BlackIcePDF.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 389,163
Downloads Last Week 346
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial, watermark on output
Price $29.99
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